Just days after releasing the trailer for Tiger King 2, Netflix is being taken to court by Carole Baskin, a big cat sanctuary owner who was one of the primary individuals featured in the original streaming docuseries.
Baskin on Monday sued the streamer and Royal Goode productions in Florida federal court and filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order that would bar them “from any use of film footage of the Baskins and the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Tiger King 2 or in any related promotion or advertising.”
Baskin, along with her husband Howard, claims the footage breaches appearance releases dated April 30, 2016 and April 3, 2018. She says she was initially approached in 2014 about participating in what Royal Goode described as a “‘Blackfish’ style documentary to expose the big cat trade.” They agreed and were filmed for a total of 10 days over five years.
The Baskins claim the series made their business look like the “ethical and moral equivalent of Joe Exotic’s roadside zoo,” which they found especially bothersome because of their personal history.